Lana Parrilla

United States

Lana Parrilla Bio

Who is Lana Parrilla

American actress who is best known for her roles on television and radio. She played The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in ABC's Once Upon a Time. She also appeared in Miami Medical in 2010.

Early Life (Childhood)

She was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lana Maria Parilla. Parrilla's parents divorced when she was four years old. She spent her first ten years living with her mother, and then lived with her father.

Interesting Facts

She made her television debut playing Angie Ordonez on the series Spin City in 2000. She later guest-starred in Boomtown (2002-2003), Windfall (2006), Swingtown (2008) and as Doctor Eva Zambrano in the short-lived medical drama Miami Medical (2010).

Personal Life

Parrilla became engaged to boyfriend Fred Di Blasio on April 28, 2013, while in Israel. The two were married July 5, 2014, shortly before Parrilla began filming the fourth season of Once Upon a Time.


She was honored with a 2012 TV Guide Award for Favorite Villian for her role on Once Upon a Time. Parrilla also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television from the 38th Saturn Awards.